Home Baby Crafts Interview and Giveaway

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Home Baby Crafts Interview and Giveaway

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It is with great honor and pride that I welcome Cassandra Colgan to the blog today. She is the owner, proprietor, and jewelry-maker-extraordinaire from Home Baby Crafts, and she is pretty darn amazing in my book.

Home Baby Crafts was one of Birthing Beautiful Ideas’s first official sponsors last year. In just a little over a year since then, Cassandra’s shop has grown tremendously, delivering goods that support, inspire, and advocate for all birthing women. And I don’t just mean that in a metaphorical sense: Cassandra donates a percentage of all her profits to organizations that support maternal and infant health. (You can learn more about just how much she donated last year in just a bit!)

For the past few weeks, Cassandra has been doing some major overhauling of her shop. She just unveiled the brand spanking new shop last night, and to celebrate, she is doing THREE INCREDIBLE GIVEAWAYS here on Birthing Beautiful Ideas! First, however, I’d like to treat you to this interview with her. Be prepared to be amazed at what a lot of heart, a lot of hard work, and a lot of dedication to women and babies can do.

 

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1. When I first featured you on the site a little over a year ago, you had just started Home Baby Crafts. How has the shop grown and changed over the past year?

Wow… has it been over a year already?! Home Baby Crafts has grown more than I could have ever hoped or expected. When we first interviewed my shop was focused more on nature and expressing motherhood through nature. Since, I have added the abstract collection which includes wire abstracts that celebrate different aspects of motherhood. The abstracts are single strands of wire that are formed to make outlined images representing everything from water birth to cesareans, baby-wearing and breastfeeding, midwifery and doulas… I finally designed a logo, won a few jewelry competitions, and most importantly, made a huge upgrade in materials.

 

2. One of the things we talked about in that interview was your desire to donate a part of your proceeds to organizations devoted to pregnancy, birth, and maternal and child health. Would you like to share just how much HBC was able to donate last year?

Not just Home Baby Crafts… but every single person that made a purchase donated. Every tree, abstract, and custom piece purchase played a role in earning money to donate. Without my awesome, loyal, customers, I would not be able to donate a dime! One of the first things I personally did was sponsor “Birth the Play” in Syracuse, NY. I actually made the drive up so I could be there to support the wonderful people who introduced me to the idea being able to VBAC since it was that VBAC that inspired it all! HBC donated free necklaces to over 20 events nationwide to help with fundraising events for organizations like Friends of Missouri Midwives, Sacred Mountain Midwifery, and LLLI, just to name a few. HBC donated $1850 to CHOICE (Center for Humane Options in Childbirth Experiences in Columbus, OH), 16 angel baby abstracts to grieving mother who were suffering from loss, and for Christmas HBC ran a doula giveaway contest and chose two winners who received doula care paid in full, compliment of Home Baby Crafts. In total $1650 was donated to those 2 mothers and their births. Between sponsorships, fundraising jewelry, and donations HBC was able to give over $6000 in the year 2012 to support mothers and the maternity community.

 

3. We also talked a bit about your birth stories–a planned cesarean section and a home VBAC–and how they transformed you. In what ways has the birth and growth of HBC transformed you too?

Just like with labor and birth, my business has taught me endurance. Sometimes it is hard. Being the sole owner, operator, and creator of everything in my store has its drawbacks. I find it easy to become overwhelmed at times with the amount of orders, especially around the holidays. I have even found myself contemplating quitting at points! Not because I wasn’t doing well, but because I was doing too well and it was hard for me to keep up to my own standards. Just like when I had labored for 12 hours only to hear I was still at 4cm! I have accepted now that it is okay to take a little more time to turn orders around when backed up and it is okay to tell people, “hey, I need time” and close the shop for a day or two if I need to catch up or catch a break. It is too easy to get burnt out in any aspect of life and owning a business has helped me learn how to keep working through those rough points.

 

4. Speaking of which, you are expecting another baby right now–and your first girl too! How does your pregnancy inspire some of the pieces you now create? On the other hand, what have been some of the main challenges in intertwining a booming business, a pregnancy, and your two young sons?

Hahaha… yeah… people keep asking me, “Do you know how that happens yet?” Getting pregnant 10 months postpartum was not necessarily planned, but we are excited as ever! I was thrilled to find out (then confirm twice more) we are having a girl. Baby girl Azzie (nickname for Azalea) has been helping me find the motivation to expand and grow my shop. I hate to put it this way, but children cost money, and having three children and staying at home is not an easy financial accomplishment, so she and my boys are my main motivation to keep rolling and growing! The hardest part of owning a home business is finding time that is interruption free. I constantly have to stop working to tend to needs, and with not having an actual office to store everything and work, I work wherever I can around the house with little ones wanting to “help”. If only they could!

 

5. Can you share with us some of the exciting ways in which HBC is expanding?

Now this question I am really excited to answer! For months now I have been toying around with the idea, well what if I added nursing necklaces to my shop? What about infant scale slings, that doulas and homebirth midwives can use to weigh the babes? Wall hangings? I have had TONS of stones setting around with great ideas on how to use them but very little time to actually do anything with them. I finally made the decision, I am going to shut the shop down and finally expand. I wanted to add all these items so I can appeal to more people, as not everyone likes jewelry. It is my goal over the next few weeks to add even more and get my shop over 100 items! HBC has sat at 20 or so items for a year now and has been amazingly successful, so why not add more? The nice thing about many of the new additions is that they are already made and ready to ship! Speaking of which, a good amount of these new items can be found there now, so I encourage everyone to check them out! Shop is re-opening today!

 

And now for the incredible giveaway! I’m sorry, did I say giveaway? I mean giveaways! As in plural giveaways!

To celebrate the grand re-opening of Home Baby Crafts, Cassandra is giving away an item of your choice, a nursing necklace, and a midwifery sling to three lucky BBI readers! See below for contest entry details, terms, and conditions (including a shout out to another blogger who is local to both Cassandra and me, Modern Alternative Mama). And good luck to all who enter!

 

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Disclaimer: Home Baby Crafts is a Birthing Beautiful Ideas sponsor.



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171 Comments

  1. Jessica Young
    Jessica Young06-08-2013

    I adore everything! I really love the olive tree sun catcher!

  2. Jessica Young
    Jessica Young06-08-2013

    I also love the turquoise nursing necklace!

  3. Jessica Young
    Jessica Young06-08-2013

    And last comment, promise! I love the Indonesian Batik sling with the silver rings!

  4. Chelsie Reed
    Chelsie Reed06-08-2013

    My favorite is the Milk Maid II and the Mystic Moon!

  5. Chelsie Reed
    Chelsie Reed06-08-2013

    Indonesian Batik for the sling.

  6. Chelsie Reed
    Chelsie Reed06-08-2013

    Green Aventurine for the nursing necklace.

  7. Candace
    Candace06-08-2013

    I love the love in bloom tree necklace, Indonesian batik, and the tiger nursing necklace! Love everything really… Such beautiful creations!

  8. Tarah Kolodny
    Tarah Kolodny06-08-2013

    The Purple Cherry – Sakura, Miniature Tree of Life Necklace in Amethyst, Weeping Wire Tree, Rebirth is my favorite! I love purple and weeping willows! So beautiful!

  9. Tarah Kolodny
    Tarah Kolodny06-08-2013

    I like the sling in shades of peridot, periwinkle, and orangy- creams. It is light and has soft colors.

  10. Tarah kolodny
    Tarah kolodny06-08-2013

    I really like the tiger skin nursing necklaces. And I switched comments for the tree and necklaces as I posted them under the wrong category when asked. Sorry. Not sure if it matters.

  11. Johanna
    Johanna06-08-2013

    The moss agate tree of life necklace is on my wish list!

  12. Jennifer Oviatt
    Jennifer Oviatt06-08-2013

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/103998835/mini-water-birth-babe-abstract-for?ref=shop_home_active

    This is the one that piqued my interest to start as I was planning my own vbac waterbirth when I discovered this shop. :) I have yet to buy anything for myself but I did get a tree for my mother in law. :)

  13. Jennifer Oviatt
    Jennifer Oviatt06-08-2013

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/153302303/natural-mama-nursing-necklace-tiger-skin?ref=shop_home_active

    Favorite nursing necklace. Though I love the pink ones too.

  14. Jennifer Oviatt
    Jennifer Oviatt06-08-2013

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/153295478/infant-scale-sling-midwife-new-mother?ref=shop_home_active

    Favorite sling! It will be many MANY years before I think about training to become a midwife, but this is the one I would get. :D

  15. Ruth C
    Ruth C06-08-2013

    I like the Milk Maide II pendant and the cesarean pendant.

  16. Ruth C
    Ruth C06-08-2013

    Of all the nursing necklaces, I like the “tribal’/’boho” one best. I like the very earthy green and orange colors.

  17. Amy Knisley
    Amy Knisley06-08-2013

    Love in Bloom

  18. Ivy Adams
    Ivy Adams06-08-2013

    I adore the birds nest with the three eggs

  19. Ivy Adams
    Ivy Adams06-08-2013

    I love this nursing necklace Natural-Mama Nursing Necklace Craved Bone, Glass and Wood Beaded, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing

  20. Erin
    Erin06-08-2013

    I love ALL the trees!!! My favorite (other than a custom!) is the Lilac or placenta! Gorgeous!!

  21. Ivy Adams
    Ivy Adams06-08-2013

    I love the Indonesian batik with the bronze metal rings

  22. Jessica
    Jessica06-08-2013

    Love Mystic Moon. Planning on nursing in a few months and love the Raspberry Rhodonite necklace. We are also planning a home birth and the scales you made are gorgeous. My favorite is the one with shades of peridot, periwinkle, and orangy- creams.

  23. shannon gilreath
    shannon gilreath06-08-2013

    Love everything!!

  24. Courtney F.
    Courtney F.06-08-2013

    Love the Olive Tree!

  25. Courtney F.
    Courtney F.06-08-2013

    I really like the Nursing Necklace with the Mosaic Turquoise stone, too!

  26. Ashleigh Janzik
    Ashleigh Janzik06-08-2013

    I already ordered 3 of my favorites: the placenta baby tree o life necklace, sky jasper nursing necklace, and the black lace agate stone nursing necklace! I live your work!

    • Ashleigh
      Ashleigh06-08-2013

      *love

  27. Danielle Dickerson Russell
    Danielle Dickerson Russell06-08-2013

    I already own the peridot dogwood necklace and I ADORE it, and my new favorite is the sterling silver willow with the "mother's" birds nest underneath. LOVELOVELOVE!

  28. Erin Young
    Erin Young06-08-2013

    Love the nature goddess necklace!

  29. Lindsay Bulin Coffman
    Lindsay Bulin Coffman06-08-2013

    Mother & baby birthstone necklace is awesome!

  30. Lindsay Bulin Coffman
    Lindsay Bulin Coffman06-08-2013

    The black obsidian gemstone & bead nursing necklace is gorgeous!

  31. Lindsay Bulin Coffman
    Lindsay Bulin Coffman06-08-2013

    Indonesian batik fabric with blue rings is pretty!

  32. Param Matharu
    Param Matharu06-08-2013

    I love my family tree necklace and look forward to adding more of your creations, especially your nursing necklace and maybe a baby scale sling.

  33. Keighty Brigman
    Keighty Brigman06-09-2013

    I LOVE the Olive Tree– there was a window hanging, but it's gone! So I guess my favorite is the Olive Tree necklace.

    • Keighty Brigman
      Keighty Brigman06-09-2013

      Also LOVE the tiger quartz nursing necklace, and for the sling– the Indonesian Batik. Beautiful!

  34. Rachael
    Rachael06-08-2013

    I love the midwifery abstract necklace!

  35. Rachael
    Rachael06-08-2013

    The bone is my favorite teething necklace.

  36. Rachael
    Rachael06-08-2013

    The Indonesian Batik is my favorite midwife sling.

  37. Mary K
    Mary K06-08-2013

    I’ve followed HBC for a while now. Love her stuff!

  38. Mary K
    Mary K06-08-2013

    I really love all the tree necklaces, but I also really like the midwife necklaces. I’ve always thought they’d make a great gift for a birth team.

  39. Kristine A
    Kristine A06-09-2013

    Love, love, love the new wall hangings! I am absolutely buying on for my mom and eventually a nest for me.

  40. Molly
    Molly06-09-2013

    Is “all of them” and okay choice?! No, really I like the dogwood sapling, goddess of nature, and cherry tree the best! :)
    Molly´s last blog post ..Free ebook: Reaching for the Moon

  41. Molly
    Molly06-09-2013

    For nursing necklaces, I like the carved bone ones best!
    Molly´s last blog post ..Free ebook: Reaching for the Moon

  42. Molly
    Molly06-09-2013

    And for slings, I like the Indonesian Batik!
    Molly´s last blog post ..Free ebook: Reaching for the Moon

  43. Lauren Roth
    Lauren Roth06-09-2013

    I would pick the water birthing necklace!

  44. Lauren
    Lauren06-09-2013

    I think my favorite is either the ceramic pendant with bead or the turquoise one!

  45. Elizabeth McDowell
    Elizabeth McDowell06-09-2013

    I'm in love with everything but my favorite is the new wall hangers !

  46. Candice Siwicki Rampulla
    Candice Siwicki Rampulla06-09-2013

    My favorite item is the Pink Cherry Tree- Wire Tree of Life Wall Hanging, Sun Catcher, Rose Quartz, Love in Bloom. I LOVE IT!

  47. Lauren
    Lauren06-09-2013

    The indonesian batik is my favorite scale sling

  48. Elizabeth McDowell
    Elizabeth McDowell06-09-2013

    The nursing necklaces are all amazing please don't make me choose! I'm a nursing necklace hoarder..

  49. Elizabeth McDowell
    Elizabeth McDowell06-09-2013

    The batik with the most green and leafy floral is my favorite !

  50. Candice Siwicki Rampulla
    Candice Siwicki Rampulla06-09-2013

    My favorite nursing necklace is Natural-Mama Nursing Necklace Black Obsidian Gemstone and Bead, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing. I love it!

  51. Candice Siwicki Rampulla
    Candice Siwicki Rampulla06-09-2013

    My favorite Midwifery sling is Infant Scale-Sling Midwife, New Mother, Doula Gift, Photography Prop. Baby Weighing, Indonesian Batik.

  52. Corinna Dabling
    Corinna Dabling06-09-2013

    There are just too many lovelies to even begin to pick one! But I do love the new wall/ door hangings! They are gorgeous!

  53. Jennifer Heseman
    Jennifer Heseman06-09-2013

    I love the new wall hanging… Well, everything HBC makes!

  54. Mandi Miles Call
    Mandi Miles Call06-09-2013

    I have a number of gorgeous pieces from Home Baby Crafts. My favorites are any of the trees, particularly the newest cherry blossom wall hanging. Gorgeous!!

  55. LeeAnn Murray
    LeeAnn Murray06-09-2013

    Love HBC! The weeping cherry wall hanging would be a perfect preceptor gift! This student MW would <3 the Indonesian batik sling!!! Love the new items!!!

  56. Lisa Cowan Pineo
    Lisa Cowan Pineo06-09-2013

    I love all your beautiful necklaces but the doula ones are my favorites as I am one. I'd love to have one for when I'm at births. I might have to treat myself to one!

  57. Elizabeth Fewell
    Elizabeth Fewell06-09-2013

    The water birth/baby necklace is one of my favorites and if course the amazing trees you create!

  58. Elizabeth Fewell
    Elizabeth Fewell06-09-2013

    I love the Indonesian batik sling! It is beautiful and would make and excellent gift to my midwife who supported me in having my HBAC. :)

  59. Whitney Whitmoore
    Whitney Whitmoore06-09-2013

    i LOVE the bronze Indonesian batik ! Stunning !

    • Whitney Whitmoore
      Whitney Whitmoore06-09-2013

      Love the nursing necklace Tiger skin quartz in black and burnt orange !! And the Goddess of nature tree is SOOOO breautiful !

  60. Whitney Whitmoore
    Whitney Whitmoore06-09-2013

    Love the nursing necklace Tiger skin quartz in black and burnt orange! And the Goddess of nature tree is SOOOO breautiful!

  61. Joy Worthington
    Joy Worthington06-09-2013

    love love love the cherry quartz tree.

  62. Kate H. Jefferies
    Kate H. Jefferies06-09-2013

    I love the olive tree pendant the most, but really I love everything!!

  63. Rixa
    Rixa06-09-2013

    I love the wire-wrapped trees…i’d especially love one with a nest of 4 eggs to represent my 4 children.
    Rixa´s last blog post ..Climbers

  64. Tawnya Guimond
    Tawnya Guimond06-10-2013

    Love HBC. Just had my second home birth and would love a piece of her jewelry to celebrate the completion of my family.

  65. Tawnya Guimond
    Tawnya Guimond06-10-2013

    Indonesian Baltik in periwinkle!

  66. Amy
    Amy06-10-2013

    I love the water birth pendant!

  67. Amy
    Amy06-10-2013

    Love the tiger stripe nursing pendant!

  68. Amy
    Amy06-10-2013

    Love the brown/turquoise sling.

  69. Tailina
    Tailina06-10-2013

    I would LOVE to have any of these!!!!

    • Tailina
      Tailina06-10-2013

      Nursing Necklace Black Obsidian Gemstone and Bead is my pic of nursing necklaces!

  70. Deborah Perez
    Deborah Perez06-10-2013

    I like the labradorite necklace.

  71. Eva-Rose StudentMidwife Matters
    Eva-Rose StudentMidwife Matters06-10-2013

    My favourite is the Lilac Tree, I bought it as a christmas present for my mum last year and it always warms my heart when she wears it! However, I LOVE them all so much <3.

    • Eva-Rose StudentMidwife Matters
      Eva-Rose StudentMidwife Matters06-10-2013

      My favourite scale sling is Indonesian Batik and fave nursing necklace is Raspberry Rhodonite, both beautiful <3

  72. Jamie Knupp
    Jamie Knupp06-10-2013

    I absolutely love the Indonesian Batik sling found here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/153105694/infant-scale-sling-midwife-new-mother?ref=shop_home_active
    Jamie Knupp´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday: Growing

  73. Jenny Chandler
    Jenny Chandler06-11-2013

    I am eagerly awaiting the day I can purchase one of HBC's trees. I've been eyeballing them for ages and would love to support her work.

    It's so hard to choose just one item. My favorites are the Olive Tree and Dogwood Tree Pendants. I also like the Cherry tree though.

    Overall, I'd say I like the wall hangings best. I'd get all three of my favorite trees in those so I could see them all the time. :)

  74. Jenny Chandler
    Jenny Chandler06-11-2013

    For nursing necklaces, I'd have to say my favorite is the Wood and Bone Beaded one. The more common styles of nursing necklaces just aren't my style, though I like HBC's versions enough to buy one.

  75. Jenny Chandler
    Jenny Chandler06-11-2013

    I love the sling with the peridot, periwinkle, and orangey-cream coloring. The way the colors blend is beautiful.

  76. Sarah Vernon-Scott
    Sarah Vernon-Scott06-11-2013

    I love the purple sakura tree and also the mini water birth babe. SO hard to choose a favourite-they are all amazing pieces of art.

  77. Sarah Vernon-Scott
    Sarah Vernon-Scott06-11-2013

    I adore the Raspberry Rhodonite Gemstone and Wood Bead nursing necklace. Such a lovely colour!

  78. Rachel
    Rachel06-11-2013

    I really love the trees with moons. Such beautiful work! you both rock!

  79. Jillian Lovejoy
    Jillian Lovejoy06-11-2013

    I commissioned the most GORGEOUS tree for my mother in law from HBC! She wears it every day. Her 3 babies are in the nest and 5 grandbabies are leaves. LOVE LOVE LOVE HBC!

  80. lisa marshall
    lisa marshall06-11-2013

    The Olive Tree, Wire Tree of Life in Antique Brass, Peridot, Green Glass, Wisdom, Peace, Earth Day

  81. Sarah B
    Sarah B06-11-2013

    I like the red cherry sakura mini tree and the snowflake obsidian nursing necklace.

  82. lisa marshall
    lisa marshall06-11-2013

    Nursing Necklace Ceramic Pendant and Bead, Natural-Mama. Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing

  83. lisa marshall
    lisa marshall06-11-2013

    Infant Scale-Sling Midwife, New Mother, Doula Gift, Photography Prop. Baby Weighing, Indonesian Batik

  84. Gena
    Gena06-11-2013

    I love the Dogwood Sapling- Mini Tree of Life Necklace !

  85. Gena
    Gena06-11-2013

    I love the Nursing Necklace Craved Bone, Glass and Wood Beaded!

  86. Gena
    Gena06-11-2013

    I love the sling made of Indonesian Batik.

  87. Devon H
    Devon H06-11-2013

    My favorite item in the HBC shop would be the Angel Baby abstract necklace. On Friday, the 14th, my first baby will have been dead 1 month now. He was born in May and we loved him so much the 5 brief days he was alive. I would love to buy this necklace…I will never forget my precious angel baby, Asher.

  88. Devon H
    Devon H06-11-2013

    I love the mosaic turquoise nursing necklace. Beautiful.

  89. Devon H
    Devon H06-11-2013

    I love the Indonesian Batik midwifery sling scale. So pretty!

  90. Bethany McCarey-Hammond
    Bethany McCarey-Hammond06-12-2013

    The Howlite moon is amazing! Love all the pieces!

  91. Tania Cooper
    Tania Cooper06-12-2013

    I love so much!! The olive tree and lilac tree are both must haves!

  92. Bethany McCarey-Hammond
    Bethany McCarey-Hammond06-12-2013

    My favorite nursing necklace is craved bone! Gorgeous!

  93. Bethany McCarey-Hammond
    Bethany McCarey-Hammond06-12-2013

    My favorite sling is the peridot, periwinkle and orangy-cream colors. Beautiful!

  94. Amanda
    Amanda06-12-2013

    When I saw “The Cesarean” necklace, I immediately welled up with tears. I love it! Even if I don’t win I think I’m adding that to my birthday wish list! Love it!!

  95. Amanda
    Amanda06-12-2013

    I LOVE that 14K gold filled breastfeeding pendant. My first born and I had a ton of difficulty nursing that resulted in lots of tears and sorrow. I’m blessed to say that my second child, nearly 16 months old, is still nursing like a champ!!

  96. Liz Miller
    Liz Miller06-12-2013

    My favorite is the Solid Silver Breastfed Babe. I've been eying it for awhile now.

  97. Starla Kae Gaines
    Starla Kae Gaines06-12-2013

    The My Little Nest pendant necklace looks awesome :)

  98. Melissa Walther
    Melissa Walther06-12-2013

    I LOVE the The Olive Tree, Wire Tree of Life in Antique Brass, Peridot, Green Glass, Wisdom, Peace, Earth Day necklace!

  99. Lindsey Lovelace
    Lindsey Lovelace06-12-2013

    I want a hanging tree so bad, thank u for the opportunity though I never win anything lol I'll keep trying!

  100. Laurie Snow
    Laurie Snow06-12-2013

    Solid Sterling Silver Miniature Willow Tree of Life Necklace,

  101. Danielle J Leslie
    Danielle J Leslie06-12-2013

    Fave nursing necklace: Nursing Necklace Snowflake Obsidian Gemstone and Bead, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing.

  102. Melissa Walther
    Melissa Walther06-12-2013

    I also LOVE the Nursing Necklace Mosaic Turquoise Gemstone and Bead, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing! :)

  103. Danielle J Leslie
    Danielle J Leslie06-12-2013

    Fave sling: Infant Scale Sling- Midwife, New Mother, Doula Gift, Photography Prop. Weighing Baby Indonesian Batik.

  104. Lindsey Lovelace
    Lindsey Lovelace06-12-2013

    I'd be lucky to have any sling, I'm due for a girl in the beginning of September so maybe pink and brown

  105. Megs Mhg
    Megs Mhg06-12-2013

    Oh these items are so beautiful! I had a hard time choosing – but this "Overcome Me Moon- Wire Tree of Life in Gunmetal and Charoite, Overcome Fear, Addiction, Obsession." is my favorite, and I know it woudl help with my anxiety.

  106. Danielle J Leslie
    Danielle J Leslie06-12-2013

    … and fave tree: The Olive Tree, Wire Tree of Life in Antique Brass, Peridot, Green Glass, Wisdom, Peace, Earth Day.
    :)

  107. Laurie Snow
    Laurie Snow06-12-2013

    Nursing Necklace Brecciated Jasper Gemstone and Bead, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing

  108. Laurie Snow
    Laurie Snow06-12-2013

    Infant Scale Sling- Midwife, New Mother, Doula Gift, Photography Prop. Indonesian Batik

  109. Laurie Snow
    Laurie Snow06-12-2013

    Nursing Necklace Brecciated Jasper Gemstone and Bead, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing.

  110. Leann Coalgrove
    Leann Coalgrove06-12-2013

    love love the peekaboo moon mini tree of life.

  111. Megs Mhg
    Megs Mhg06-12-2013

    I love the snowflake obsidian nursing necklace! It is beautiful :)

  112. Helen Sitter
    Helen Sitter06-12-2013

    I absolutely love the Mystic Moon- Mini Tree of Life in Blue Apatite!! I love the tree symbol for my family and blue is my favorite color!

  113. Helen Sitter
    Helen Sitter06-12-2013

    The wood and bone beaded nursing necklace is more my style. :-)

  114. Kim Sonderman
    Kim Sonderman06-12-2013

    I love the tree of life pendants, especially Bare Tree Branches and the Olive Tree!

  115. Kim Sonderman
    Kim Sonderman06-12-2013

    Nursing necklace…

    Nursing Necklace Craved Bone, Glass and Wood Beaded, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing

  116. Jennifer Ivy
    Jennifer Ivy06-12-2013

    My favorite necklace is the dogwood sapling mini-tree.

  117. Helen Sitter
    Helen Sitter06-12-2013

    The chocolate, cream, & turquoise scale sling is lovely!

  118. Jennifer Ivy
    Jennifer Ivy06-12-2013

    My favorite fabric is Indonesian Batik.

  119. Cait Roy
    Cait Roy06-12-2013

    Mystic Beauty – Apatite, Wire Tree of Life Necklace- Black Gray Gunmetal, Silver, Teal, Aqua, Blue MY FAVORITE! SO BEAUTIFUL

  120. Erica Maison
    Erica Maison06-12-2013

    Love the fertility necklace!

  121. Elizabeth Pickett Mathis
    Elizabeth Pickett Mathis06-12-2013

    So many beautiful images! I love the tree Mystic Moon- Mini Tree of Life in Blue Apatite and the hand carved bone with wooden bead nursing necklace because my last nursling loved textures and I hope the next one (due in Aug) does, too!

  122. Megan Mutnansky
    Megan Mutnansky06-12-2013

    Baby in the womb! They are all so gorgeous though! Hard to pick just one!

  123. Heather Allegood-Fleming
    Heather Allegood-Fleming06-12-2013

    Bare tree branches under turquoise moon is so lovely. What a dream!

  124. Brianne Ward
    Brianne Ward06-12-2013

    It’s really hard to pick a favorite tree but I’m really liking the Olive Tree.

  125. Lizz Goldsberry
    Lizz Goldsberry06-12-2013

    Wow! Everything is so beautiful! I absolutely love "Midwifery Tree of Life Necklace- Antique Brass Tree of Life with Moss Agate" — gorgeous work!

  126. Kristie Turner Grimes
    Kristie Turner Grimes06-12-2013

    My favorite item is the Pink Cherry Tree of Life. Its beautiful!

  127. Brianne Ward
    Brianne Ward06-12-2013

    My favorite nursing necklace is the Brecciated Jasper Gemstone and Bead, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing necklace.

  128. Megan Armes
    Megan Armes06-12-2013

    I love the in the womb one and all the trees

  129. Megan Armes
    Megan Armes06-12-2013

    Indonesia batik ring sling is my favorite.

  130. Sarah Queenan
    Sarah Queenan06-12-2013

    There are so many that I like… I especially love the tree pendants. I’m looking at the moon out if my window so think I’d have to say my current favourite is Overcome Me Moon.

  131. Sarah Queenan
    Sarah Queenan06-12-2013

    I think I like the Carved Bone, Glass and Wood nursing necklace best, very pretty.

  132. Audrey Nicholson
    Audrey Nicholson06-12-2013

    Wow, Beautiful! My most favorite item is the In the Womb pendant with the red crystals radiating and the delicate umbilical cord connecting! awesome. I love love my mw’s old school flannel cloth scale sling as I know its weighed thousands of babes, but I have always been tempted to treat her with a new one. The indonesian soft hued one is my fav. Congrats on the article , its lovely!

  133. Sarah Queenan
    Sarah Queenan06-12-2013

    I think that the Indonesian Batik sling in chocolate, cream & turquoise is gorgeous

  134. Heather K.
    Heather K.06-12-2013

    I love everything it is very hard to choose! The calming peace mini tree and in the womb are my absolute faves…I also like the breast feeding ones!

  135. Heather K.
    Heather K.06-12-2013

    Of the nursing necklaces I like the one with the description: Nursing Necklace Craved Bone, Glass and Wood Beaded, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing…I love the colors :)

  136. tess
    tess06-12-2013

    I LOVE that tree, it is so beautiful!

  137. Brandi Mata Johnson
    Brandi Mata Johnson06-12-2013

    What a beautiful shop! How can I choose just one? The milk maid…the breastfed baby, the WATER BABY OH! beautiful.

    • Brandi Mata Johnson
      Brandi Mata Johnson06-12-2013

      Oh and the tribal ceramic nursing necklace is gorgeous. I love the green color! The green leaves on the midwife scale slings are beautiful as well!

  138. Heather K.
    Heather K.06-12-2013

    I like the bronze sling the best!

  139. Michelle Green
    Michelle Green06-12-2013

    oh my goodness, I love it all! In the womb is VERY cool, but bare tree branches under the turquoise moon really stood out to me.

  140. Michelle Green
    Michelle Green06-12-2013

    Favorite nursing necklace…I’m a lover of labradorite!

  141. Michelle Green
    Michelle Green06-12-2013

    I think it’s called “golden”, (“shades of peridot, periwinkle, and orangy- creams.”) – is my favorite fabric, but the teal rings are pretty cool!

  142. Olivia
    Olivia06-12-2013

    I like the dogwood sapling mini tree of life necklace! Lots!

  143. Brianne Ward
    Brianne Ward06-12-2013

    I like the Brecciated Jasper Gemstone and Bead, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing nursing necklace the best

  144. Brianne Ward
    Brianne Ward06-12-2013

    Having grown up in Indonesia, I, of course, love the batik sling =)

  145. Cyrrah Gunia
    Cyrrah Gunia06-13-2013

    The weeping willow chain necklace is gorgeous! It signifies so much strength that I've discovered in myself through pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, just the creation and nurturing of a new life.

  146. Meghan
    Meghan06-12-2013

    I think that the mother nature tree of life is my favorite!

  147. Meghan
    Meghan06-12-2013

    I like the jasper nursing necklace

  148. Amie Norris
    Amie Norris06-13-2013

    And of the nursing necklaces, this wood and bone beaded necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/153680459/nursing-necklace-wood-and-bone-beaded?ref=shop_home_active.

  149. Amie Norris
    Amie Norris06-13-2013

    The colors, stitching, pattern, and rings on this midwife sling are beautiful: http://www.etsy.com/listing/153213159/infant-scale-sling-midwife-new-mother?ref=shop_home_active.

  150. Sarah Chab-Land
    Sarah Chab-Land06-13-2013

    I'm in love with the apple blossom fertility tree — both the idea behind it and the looks!

  151. Sarah Chab-Land
    Sarah Chab-Land06-13-2013

    of all the beautiful nursing necklaces, my favorite is the natural-mama ceramic pendant — so unique and pretty!

  152. Kim Grigg
    Kim Grigg06-13-2013

    Love the peek-a-boo moon tree and the dogwood sapling.. And the green aventurine and the carved bone nursing necklace x

  153. Maryam De Groef
    Maryam De Groef06-13-2013

    Absolutely amazed by the Cherry Quartz tree and love all Mosaic Turquoise Gemstone and Bead, Natural-Mama, Boho, Tribal, Baby Wearing nursing necklace :)

  154. Shannon Distefano
    Shannon Distefano06-14-2013

    I love the Indonesian batik sling ad would love to give it to my midwife as a gift after our home birth. The green aventurine nursing necklace is my favorite! And if I get my home water birth I would love the mini water birth babe necklace. I love all of HBC's art its beautiful!

  155. Talvi
    Talvi06-14-2013

    My favorite item is this beautiful tree necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/153106332/infant-scale-sling-midwife-new-mother?ref=shop_home_active

    My favorite midwifery sling is this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/153106332/infant-scale-sling-midwife-new-mother?ref=shop_home_active

    And i looooooove this nursing necklace ! http://www.etsy.com/listing/153393049/nursing-necklace-green-aventurine?ref=shop_home_active

    Wow, what a giveaway full of wonders *______*

  156. Caitlin Chapman
    Caitlin Chapman06-14-2013

    The tree of life wall hanging is beautiful!!!!

  157. Caitlin Chapman
    Caitlin Chapman06-14-2013

    The pink glass bead and carved bone nursing necklace is my favorite.

  158. Caitlin Chapman
    Caitlin Chapman06-14-2013

    The Indonesian batik print is awesome!!

  159. Shannon sasseville
    Shannon sasseville06-14-2013

    The Doula, Solid Silver Abstract Wire Pendant, Doula, Midwife Gift, Birth New Mother, Blessing way.

  160. Shannon sasseville
    Shannon sasseville06-14-2013

    My favorite breast feeding one is the 14k Gold-Filled Breastfed Babe- Mother Gift, Baby Wearing, Nursing Jewelry, Lactation

  161. Shannon sasseville
    Shannon sasseville06-14-2013

    Infant Scale Sling- Midwife, New Mother, Doula Gift, Photography Prop. Indonesian Batik is my favorite!

  162. Hannah Danto Dorafsha
    Hannah Danto Dorafsha06-14-2013

    I love all the trees! It's such a special symbol for me and my husband, representing the strong foundation we created and the family we continue to create. I think my favorite is the Mother Nature Tree of Life.

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